Sunday, September 18, 2016

Educational Technologies: Looking beyond the Hype - Symposium 1 @ 14th APMEC on 13 January 2017, 1115am to 1245pm, at NUHS Tower Block Auditorium

Educational Technologies: Looking Beyond the Hype

David A. Cook (Mayo Clinic College of Medicine)
Goh Poh Sun (National University of Singapore)

Rapidly advancing computer technologies, now ubiquitous in our personal and professional lives, are permeating all phases of health professions education. Educators face the task of using these technologies to benefit learners. The presentations in this session and the subsequent panel discussion will explore the role of emerging technologies in health professions education. Presenters will review how educational technologies such as mobile devices, social media, and virtual/mixed/augmented reality might be used to promote learning in exciting ways and expand the boundaries of education. The panel will then pause to consider the hype vs reality in using these technologies, addressing questions such as: How well do these technologies measure up to expectations? How expensive are they, and are they worth the added cost? Will these new technologies turn out to be a disruptive innovation with lasting benefits, or a flash in the pan? Most importantly, how can these technologies be harnessed to support and enhance health professions education for a worldwide audience

Additional material presented at 14th APMEC pre-conference TeL workshop.










1. Goh, P.S. A proposal for a grading and ranking method as the first step toward developing a scoring system to measure the value and impact of viewership of online material in medical education - going beyond “clicks” and views toward learning. MedEdPublish. 2016 Oct; 5(3), Paper No:62. Epub 2016 Dec 9.
http://dx.doi.org/10.15694/mep.2016.000148

2. Goh, P.S. Presenting the outline of a proposal for a 5 part program of medical education research using eLearning or Technology enhanced learning to support Learning through the continuum of Undergraduate, through Postgraduate to Lifelong learning settings. MedEdPublish. 2016 Oct; 5(3), Paper No:55. Epub 2016 Dec 7. 

3. Goh, P.S. The value and impact of eLearning or Technology enhanced learning from one perspective of a Digital Scholar. MedEdPublish. 2016 Oct; 5(3), Paper No:31. Epub 2016 Oct 18.
http://dx.doi.org/10.15694/mep.2016.000117

4. Goh, P.S. A series of reflections on eLearning, traditional and blended learning. MedEdPublish. 2016 Oct; 5(3), Paper No:19. Epub 2016 Oct 14.

5. Goh, P.S. Technology enhanced learning in Medical Education: What’s new, what’s useful, and some important considerations. MedEdPublish. 2016 Oct; 5(3), Paper No:16. Epub 2016 Oct 12.

6. Sandars, J., Goh, P.S. Is there a need for a specific educational scholarship for using e-learning in medical education? Med Teach. 2016 Oct;38(10):1070-1071. Epub 2016 April 19.

7. Goh, P.S. eLearning or Technology enhanced learning in medical education - Hope, not Hype. Med Teach. 2016 Sep; 38(9): 957-958, Epub 2016 Mar 16
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26982639

8. Goh, P.S., Sandars, J. An innovative approach to digitally flip the classroom by using an online "graffiti wall" with a blog. Med Teach. 2016 Aug;38(8):858. Epub 2016 Jul 14.

9. Goh, P.S. Using a blog as an integrated eLearning tool and platform. Med Teach. 2016 Jun;38(6):628-9. Epub 2015 Nov 11.

10. Sandars J, Patel RS, Goh PS, Kokatailo PK, Lafferty N. The importance of educational theories for facilitating learning when using technology in medical education. Med Teach. 2015 Mar 17:1-4.

11. Dong C, Goh PS. Twelve tips for the effective use of videos in medical education. Med Teach. 2015 Feb; 37(2):140-5.

12. Liaw SY, Wong LF, Chan SW, Ho JT, Mordiffi SZ, Ang SB, Goh PS, Ang EN. Designing and evaluating an interactive multimedia Web-based simulation for developing nurses' competencies in acute nursing care: randomized controlled trial. J Med Internet Res. 2015 Jan 12;17(1):e5.















http://calnewport.com/blog/2016/09/21/quit-social-media/


Google image search for "the technology adoption curve"







In the next year, I am going to focus specifically on using an "Agile Technology Enhanced MedEd Research" paradigm, modelled after tech startups, underpinned by the principles of deliberate practice and mastery training that Jeroen van MerriĆ«nboer, and K. Anders Ericsson have extensively written about in their published writing - by using the thousands of (anonymised) thematic radiology cases (currently over 8000 cases) that I have been systematically accumulating over the last 5 years, and continue to accumulate, made available online (with no annotations, labels or answers); combined with data analytics (quantitative) + qualitative MedEd research techniques.

Goh, P.S. Presenting the outline of a proposal for a 5 part program of medical education research using eLearning or Technology enhanced learning to support Learning through the continuum of Undergraduate, through Postgraduate to Lifelong learning settings. MedEdPublish. 2016 Oct; 5(3), Paper No:55. Epub 2016 Dec 7. http://dx.doi.org/10.15694/mep.2016.000141





"By reviewing research on medical performance and education, the author describes evidence for these representations and their development within the expert- performance framework. He uses the research to generate suggestions for improved training of medical students and professionals. Two strategies— designing learning environments with libraries of cases and creating opportunities for individualized teacher-guided training—should enable motivated individuals to acquire a full set of refined mental representations. Providing the right resources to support the expert- performance approach will allow such individuals to become self-regulated learners—that is, members of the medical community who have the tools to improve their own and their team members’ performances throughout their entire professional careers.'
from abstract of
Ericsson KA. Acquisition and maintenance of medical expertise: a perspective from the expert-performance approach with deliberate practice. Acad Med. 2015 Nov;90(11):1471-86. doi:10.1097/ACM.0000000000000939. PubMed PMID: 26375267.












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